Aijie Wang obtained her doctoral degree from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in environmental engineering in 2000. Currently, she is a professor at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) and the Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences (RCEES), CAS. She served as the Deputy Director of National Engineering Laboratory for Wastewater Treatment and Head of Key Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology at RCEES, CAS. Dr. Wang is specialized in water pollution control and resource recovery, which includes bio-based technology for highly efficient wastewater treatment and water reclamation, augmented bioremediation of polluted aquatic environment and waste organic recycling and resource recovery. A well-recognized feature of her researches is the effective integration of fundamental (interdisciplinary) and practically applicable research. Her work on anaerobic acidogenic of recalcitrant organic compounds based on the concept of biological phase separation has been proved to bring substantial benefits to the Chinese industries, which suffer from heavy pollution for a long time. She has published more than 300 papers in reputed journals and authorized more than 80 invention patents. Her research has been recognized with numerous awards, which included Distinguished Professor of Yangtze River Scholar by Ministry of Education in 2011, the prestigious National Outstanding Youth Science Fund Award in 2012, the Ten-Thousand People Program: Leading Talent Award in 2016, and the National Science & Technology Progress Awards in 2004 and 2010. She was awarded as a member of the IWA Fellows in 2015 and a member of the China Invention Association (CIA) Fellows in 2018. She was elected as the chairman of the Management Committee of AD-SG in IWA in 2018, as a Core Group member of the IWA Resource Recovery Cluster, Vice Chairman of the IWA AD China Chapter, the Adjunct Professor of the University of Oklahoma. She serves as Co-Editor in Chief of Environmental Research, and as the associate editor or editorial board member of 5 international academic journals.
Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT); Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences (RCEES), CAS